The Messermeister TGP-08S 8 in. Purple Translucent Slicer Edge-Guard is a must have to protect your knives! If your knives are just laying in a drawer this edge-guard would be the perfect thing to put on them to protect the blades. It is the perfect safety accessory for your knife blade! The edge-guard measures 8.5 in. long by 0.9375 in. wide and is made of plastic. Made in Germany. The Messermeister 8 in. Translucent Purple Slicer Edge-Guard is an ideal fit for carving knives or slim blade knives 8 in. in length or less. The exact dimensions are 8.5 in. long by 0.9375 in. wide. Messermeister invented the hard plastic Edge-Guard and it is avilable in various widths and lengths. Edge-Guards by Messermeister have been recognized as not only the original edge protectors, but by far, the finest quality and the most functional. If your knives are not stored in a block or you carry them around in knife luggage, edge guards are a must for the knives you want to take care of. Not dishwasher safe.